Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations , Threat Detection

Apache Log4j Meets Optiv MXDR

Optiv's John Ayers on Detection, Response and Visibility in Wake of Zero-Day
John Ayers, Vice President of Product, Advanced Detection & Response, Optiv

Since mid-December, enterprises globally have been responding to the urgency of the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability. John Ayers of Optiv discusses Optiv MXDR and how it helps customers detect, respond and provide visibility to protect from potential exploits.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Ayers talks about:

  • Apache Log4j's long-term significance;
  • Qualities that distinguish Optiv MXDR;
  • How customers are using Optiv MXDR to mitigate the Log4j threat.

Ayers leads Optiv’s technology and security innovation on threat intelligence, content management, and detection and response. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience and previously served as the chief product officer at Nuspire, vice president of product management at Netsurion and chief information security officer at both NETSource and He also led Level 3 global managed security services and DDoS.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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